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The US Military, Resilient Energy, and the Zombie Apocalypse

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

A recent analysis from my colleagues at the Union of Concerned Scientists showed US military bases aren’t just on the front lines of homeland defense. They’re also, in a lot of cases, on the front lines of climate impacts. Rising seas and storm surges don’t stop for checkpoints and can threaten the energy supplies that military missions depend on. To understand how the pieces all fit together for our armed forces, I checked in with Wilson Rickerson and Michael Wu, cofounders of Converge Strategies, LLC, a resilience and advanced energy consulting company, about the intersection between the US military, clean energy, and resilience. And about how the Zombie Apocalypse comes into play. Read more >

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A Great Day for Offshore Wind: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey All Go Big

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Offshore wind power is a powerful, plentiful resource, but that doesn’t mean that it’s been a slam dunk in terms of getting it into the US electricity mix. Movement forward on offshore wind in three different states, though, made yesterday a day to celebrate. Read more >

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Imágenes satelitales de Puerto Rico por la noche antes y después del huracán María.
Puerto Rico a oscuras después de María.

¿Ignora la PREPA sus compromisos y los beneficios de la energía renovable?

, energy analyst

Resulta inverosímil que Walter Higgins, director ejecutivo de la Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica de Puerto Rico (PREPA, por sus siglas en inglés), afirmara la semana pasada ante el Senado de Puerto Rico que la energía renovable es un terreno “totalmente desconocido” para su entidad. ¿Quiere esto decir que la PREPA ha ignorado por completo el compromiso de energía limpia que adquirió desde el año 2010? Ofrezco 4 puntos que encuentro imprescindible que Higgins entienda sobre el pasado y el futuro de la energía en PR y más allá. Read more >

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A New Tailwind for Clean Energy, 15 Miles Offshore

, president

The Cape Wind project crashed and burned. Not this one. Read more >

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Wait—Offshore Wind Offers HOW Much Power? Use This Calculator…

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

What does 400 megawatts actually mean? Read more >

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